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Japan (Leather Imports)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to try to obtain the abolition of Japanese quotas and other impediments to imports of leather and leather products.

The Japanese Government have made some proposals which are under examination within the GATT. The initial EC view is that they do not represent sufficient progress towards the degree of liberalisation required. The Commission will, within the GATT negotiations, press for more effective measures of real benefit to Community producers.